Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Lion Farm - Public Meeting

A public meeting into Sandwell Labour's bent deal to build on the Lion Farm Playing Fields (currently held in trust for the people of Sandwell) will be held a week on Sunday at the local St James's Church. Here are the details:

PUBLIC MEETING

SAVE LION FARM FIELDS

SUNDAY

22nd APRIL, 2018

1pm to 2pm

ST JAMES’S CHURCH HALL
SHELSLEY AVENUE
LION FARM ESTATE
B69 1BG

Please come along. Please tell your friends and neighbours.

Image courtesy of Google
In the meantime, and unsurprisingly, the bent Labour Council has failed to answer my Freedom of Information request into the whole affair. So much for transparency!

Please support the campaign against the destruction of this vital green space if you use social media:

Twitter:  @LoveLionFarm              Facebook Group:  Save Lion Farm Fields

It is intended that the initial public meeting should be quite short (we will all want Sunday lunch!) and so if you have any questions you would like to put forward can you please email:

savelionfarmfields@gmail.com

In the meantime, the local Warley League put out a press release about the damage to them if the so-called "socialist" Council get their way with the property developer they are trying to force through a private deal with. So far, the mainstream press seem to have ignored this (no surprise there...). Here is the press release:

PRESS RELEASE FROM GEORGE INGLEY - PRESIDENT OF WARLEY 
AND DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE

22nd MARCH, 2018

“SANDWELL SOCCER IN CRISIS”

One of the last football leagues in the Black Country faces possible closure says the President of the Warley & District Sunday League, George Ingley, as Sandwell Council threaten to close more pitches.

Mr Ingley says that the Council have closed 35 pitches already throughout Sandwell with 14 more threatened. Two more are going for the new Commonwealth Games Aquatic Centre but a further 12 are slated to go if a new shopping centre goes ahead on Lion Farm Fields, Oldbury.

“Oldbury has very little remaining green space and a local population facing significant fitness and obesity problems”, says Mr Ingley, “but whilst money can be found for expensive leisure centres the Council are destroying grassroots sport.” Matters have been compounded by ever increasing pitch fees and greater administrative burdens being placed on the League by the local authority.

The League is proud of its history of diversity bringing ‘the beautiful game’ to all communities across the Borough. “We would like to  improve existing facilities and expand the League” says Mr Ingley but he fears that there will soon be no local pitches left. “We were promised the use of two pitches at Londonderry Fields just weeks ago”, he says, “but then they were immediately taken away from us because of the Games.”

Mr Ingley says, “the loss of so many pitches at Lion Park could finish us off and where would young players go then?” He continues, “the fields at Lion Park have been left in Trust for the people of Sandwell. Is a shopping centre really needed on this green space when there are others nearby and a proposal to build yet another just down the road at The Junction by Sandwell & Dudley Station? The League has not been consulted at all about the Council’s plans.”

A public meeting is planned for local residents and other stakeholders to have their say but, in the meantime, Mr Ingley urges Sandwell Council to enter into discussions with the League as soon as possible and before it is too late to save local football.

Mr George Ingley.


The comrades are having to crawl out of their holes with an election coming and so don't forget to ask them why they are supporting this con!

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